Banana Bars With Toasted Pecan Frosting

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

If you love banana you'll love these even if you don't you'll still like these!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F Combine sugar, 3/4 cup butter, brown sugar, sour cream and eggs in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add bananas and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining bar ingredients. Beat until well mixed.
  2. Spread batter into greased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. Melt 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just starts to turn golden (5 to 6 minutes). (Butter will get foamy and bubble.) Remove from heat. Cool completely.
  4. Combine browned butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Frost cooled bars. Sprinkle with pecans.
Most Helpful

These were very good with a nice banana flavor that wasn't too overpowering. They were easy to make and the frosting is delicious. I think the name is a little misleading since this is just a thin cake, not really bars. I expected something a little more dense like other bars I have made. Next time I think I will make them into muffins instead. However they are made, I think they are great and the kids did too!

RayMakMama February 12, 2008